Tamala Takahashi (she/they) is a pre-licensed LMFT and LPCC therapist specializing in teen/young adult, family, and community clinical psychology. Previously, she owned a consulting business for nonprofits and has been in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years. She is also a John Maxwell certified coach and a Distinguished Toastmaster. Tamala has lived in Burbank for 23 years with her husband Yoshi, and three college-age children, Cameron, Allison, and Max.
Tamala has also served on a number of local commissions, organization boards, and in community groups.
Leadership Burbank Class of 2022
Burbank Infrastructure Oversight Board - Chair 2022
Burbank Chamber of Commerce Board - Member 2021-2022
Burbank YMCA Board - Member - 2021-2022
Magnolia Park Merchant Association - Vice president 2019-2022
Burbank Human Relations Council - board member and social action chair 2019-2022
Burbank Noon Kiwanis Board - Member - 2020-2022
Burbank for Armenia Board - Member and DEI committee member 2019-2022
BUSD DEI Committee - Member - 2020-2022
OurBurbank Volunteer group (PIO department) - Chair 2016-2022
League of Women Voters L.A. - Criminal justice committee member, Homelessness committee member, Policing in Schools subcommittee chair - 2015-2022
Olive for All Community Advocacy Group - Founder and member 2022
Burbank Homelessness Task force - Member 2017-2019
Burbank Domestic Violence Task force - Member - 2021-2022
Reusable Burbank - Co-Founder - 2022
As of January 2023, she is serving on two committees: as the Antioch Low-Res Masters of Clinical Psychology Student Council President and as a member of the League of Women Voters of California Criminal Justice Committee.
She is also a semi-professional fiber artist and designer, and one of the founders of the Knerdy Knitters and Crocheters guild in 2011.